Sania claims, the win was barely covered by the Indian media.

Sania reaches Qatar Open semis questions media for covering tax evasion insteadOfficial Facebook
news Sports Friday, February 17, 2017 - 20:02

Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza has reached yet another semi-final in her career.

On Thursday, Sania, along with her Czech partner Barbora Strýcová, breezed through the quarter-final clash at the Qatar Open with the Canadian-Croatian pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Darija Jurak. The second seeded pair will take on American-Slovenian duo of Abigail Spears and Katarina Srebotnik later on Friday.

But, Sania claims, the win was barely covered by the Indian media, who she says were busy covering allegations of tax evasion against her.

The service taxes division of the customs department had issued a notice asking Sania to appear before authorities on February 16, either in person or through representatives.

Sania's CA appeared on her behalf. In her report, Mirza said the Rs 1 crore given to her by the Telangana government was a "training incentive".

"Standing ovation to our amazing certain sections of media who haven't bothered to write or report about me being in another semi-finals of a tournament in Qatar, but heyyy there are 100 articles about 'tax evasion' which most of them don't even understand properly," Sania tweeted on Friday.

Sania, who won 14 titles in a less than a year and a half with Switzerland's Martina Hingis, had decided to part ways last August and formed a partnership with Strycova. Her partnership with Strycova is yet to win any major tournament. The pair crashed out of the recently held Australian Open in the third round.

Sania Mirza who is majorly a doubles player in her 14-year-career has managed to win 41 Women’s Doubles WTA Titles and six grand slam titles in total.

She has also won the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour of the country in 2016.  


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